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A Royal Hotel March (A Story)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on the wondrous Peabody Hotel, where a singular march reportedly takes place on a daily basis for some very special guests.] He is a gentleman who dons a fashionable red suit with brass buttons and a golden braid. It is his daily routine to assume the role of aContinue reading “A Royal Hotel March (A Story)”

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Made With Love — Writer Ravenclaw

Written in response to https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/category/what-do-you-see/ A collection of tools, some handed down from his father, some he collected himself, and some were gifts from loved ones. Christmas, Halloween, or birthdays, and he never brought anything. Handmade with love. A toy rocking horse for his granddaughter, a painted box for his daughter (She collected little pebbles), […]Continue reading “Made With Love — Writer Ravenclaw”

Book Review: Giant Bones by Peter S. Beagle

Published by: Roc Fantasy Release Date: 1997 Number of Pages: 269 Peter S. Beagle’s Giant Bones is a collection of six short stories set within the same universe as his novel, The Innkeeper’s Song. I must admit, right now, that I’ve only read The Innkeeper’s Song once, many years ago (although now I definitely planContinue reading “Book Review: Giant Bones by Peter S. Beagle”

Peek-a-Boo (A Short Ghost Tale)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a story told to me by a dear relative.] Margie Caroline had decided to sell her home. The same home shared with her husband for more than sixteen years, and then only with his memories for a year and a half after he had passed away. She rememberedContinue reading “Peek-a-Boo (A Short Ghost Tale)”

Ballerina in the Window: A Fairytale

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I posted, and then took down this fairytale yesterday due to a few different reasons. Mostly to do with self-confidence. Anyway, I wrote this tale for a creative writing course a few years ago, and certain elements of it have since wound up coming back in other stories I’ve done.Continue reading “Ballerina in the Window: A Fairytale”